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Shades, Drapes, and Blinds – Oh My!

East Haven Living Room in the Evening with Beautiful ShadesHere’s an idea: use quality window coverings to give your East Haven rental property the ultimate vibe of a home. Even if the home you occupy right now is missing blinds or shades, there are a lot of options you can choose from! The right window coverings lead to privacy, better energy efficiency, and easier light control. They can also provide a certain atmosphere to any room. And even if all window coverings do pretty much the same job, they have their differences as well. It’s best to know which one is best for your rental home.

When picking out window coverings, make sure you know which coverings go well with which windows in your house. If you have sliding glass doors, vertical blinds are often the best choice. But, windows that open up or down often pair best with horizontal blinds. One other thing to consider is how much light you want to let in or block out. If light filtering isn’t an issue, shades or light curtains might be your best choice. At the same time, bedrooms or other rooms where near-total darkness is desired may need special room-darkening blinds or curtains to keep as much light out as possible.

After determining the need in each room, you can consider the different window covering options. Right now, the most popular choice for rental homes is two-inch faux wood blinds. White faux-wood blinds are relatively inexpensive, easy to find, and come in a wide range of sizes. Lasting longer than vinyl mini blinds, white faux-wood blinds are quite the popular choice.

So many colors are available on the market. Most people pick the color white because of how effortlessly it matches any interior décor. The two-inch blinds do a good job of blocking light, and using faux wood is better than real wood, especially if you live somewhere with high humidity. These blinds have become a rental home staple, simply because they have a lot to offer.

Blinds can help maintain energy efficiency, however, if you want to get true energy efficiency, go for honeycomb shades instead. Also called cellular shades, honeycomb shades are a window covering option that can help you achieve higher levels of light-blocking and heat-blocking efficiency, making them a great choice for bedrooms or windows with a lot of sun exposure. You can get them in different styles and colors, and you can easily pair them with curtains!

Another one would be a roman fabric shade. These window treatments combine the softness of curtains with the functionality of blinds, making them an attractive option for a rental house. Their clean lines and an array of color options allow them to be a perfect match for any part of the house.

Drapery window treatments offer a creative way to dress up any room in your rental home. Drapes can be combined with blinds or shades or installed on their own. Several drapes offer light-blocking functionality, too, depending on the style and type of fabric you choose.

Drapes will not only allow you to be creatively crafty, they will let you build your custom look. With so many colors, patterns, fabrics, styles, and accessories to choose from, you can design something that will add both visual appeal and enhanced privacy. Many drapery window treatments also involve unique elements like valances and cornice boards, which can turn a simple window into a stunning work of art.

Choose what you will: drapes, blinds, and shades have a lot to add to your East Haven rental home’s décor. Through these small steps, you can add big value and comfort to every room.

Schedule too tight? Both tenants and property owners alike can benefit by calling an East Haven property manager. Real Property Management Southern Connecticut provides full-service property management that helps everyone. Contact us online or call us at 203-821-7303 to learn more.

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